Find Attorney Discipline Cases

The Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys.

The OAE assists and manages 18 district ethics committees and 17 district fee arbitration committees throughout the state. Additionally, the OAE itself handles serious, emergent and complex disciplinary prosecutions. The OAE also administers the Random Audit Compliance Program, which monitors the recordkeeping responsibilities of private practice law firms.

DRB database of disciplined attorneys

The DRB maintains a database of all attorneys disciplined since 1988. It is important to remember that some attorneys might share the same name. The DRB is not responsible for any coincidence in names of disciplined attorneys and other attorneys as a result of individuals having the same or similar names.

View DRB database.

OAE Discipline Reports

Each quarter, the OAE publishes a list of attorneys who have been disciplined by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In addition, the OAE annual report contains the disciplinary history of each attorney who has been disciplined that year. It is important to remember that some attorneys might share the same name. The OAE is not responsible for any coincidence in names of disciplined attorneys and other attorneys as a result of individuals having the same or similar names.

Quarterly Discipline Reports

3rd Quarter 2022
2nd Quarter 2022
1st Quarter 2022
1st Quarter 2021
4rth Quarter 2020
3rd Quarter 2020
2nd Quarter 2020
1st Quarter 2020

Calendar Years 1984 - 2021

OAE Annual Reports

OAE Annual Report 2021
OAE Annual Report 2020
OAE Annual Report 2019
OAE Annual Report 2018
OAE Annual Report 2017

Find an OAE Disciplinary Hearing

Once a formal complaint of misconduct is filed against an attorney, the matter is scheduled for a formal public hearing. An updated public hearing list is published each month. The docket numbers begin with the number of the district that is handling the case. The OAE is district XIV. The last page of the report shows motions for discipline related to criminal charges filed against the attorneys.

View the most recent public hearing list

Find a DRB Review Hearing

The DRB holds a public hearing for all cases in which the OAE recommends a sanction greater than admonition. The hearing is public.

View the latest public hearing schedule

How to Review an OAE Complaint File

Complaint files are available to the public.

  • To make arrangements to view a complaint filed by a district ethics committee (Docket numbers starting with I through XIII), call the district secretary
  • To make arrangements to view a complaint filed by the OAE  (Docket numbers starting with XIV), call  609-403-7800

Copy fees for public records:

Letter-size pages

$0.05

Legal-size pages

$0.07

Payment with a check or money order must be made in advance. Copies will be made available within seven business days after receipt of payment.